Mark Ellis

Mark V. Ellis

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Mark Ellis joined Baker McKenzie's Toronto office in late 2002 after practicing for over 20 years at major Canadian law firms. He is one of Canada's leading advisers on fiduciary obligation, corporate governance and employment law. Mr. Ellis works closely with Baker McKenzie practitioners throughout North America and around the globe to further enhance the Firm's renowned international labor and employment practice. Mr. Ellis is also the author of Fiduciary Duties in Canada, the leading treatise on corporate, commercial and private obligations of fidelity and trust.

Practice Focus

Mr. Ellis concentrates on matters involving quasi-trust, protection of proprietary information and workplace issues. He is seasoned in executive compensation issues — including securities law compliance from an employment compensation perspective — and all legal aspects of the human resources function and board of directors’ issues. He often advises clients on all aspects of human resources law, proving to be a proactive resource for workplace advice and planning, as well as providing prompt and reactive assistance in problem-solving as matters arise. Mr. Ellis has extensive trial and appeal counsel experience before all levels of Canadian Courts and administrative boards, and is highly proficient in alternative dispute resolution matters, guiding clients from problem solving to dispute resolution. He has also assisted numerous corporate boards, executives, directors and officers, and legal counsel in proprietary information, individual and corporate liability, corporate governance, and privacy and disclosure matters.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association


  • Ontario~Canada (1982)


  • Queens University Law School (LL.B.) (1980)
  • University of Western Ontario (B.A.) (1977)


  • English